Stoppages and Restrictions

Navigation authorities occasionally have to close sections of the network for emergency repairs and maintenance work.

To check current or planned stoppages on Canal & River Trust waterways, visit the Canal & River Trust website. You can also sign up to receive stoppage alerts by email. Each year Canal & River Trust plan a series of winter stoppages. To see maps of the planned Canal & River Trust winter stoppages visit their winter stoppage information page.

For River Thames closures, restrictions and conditions, visit the Environment Agency website or for enquiries phone 08708 506 506. You can also subscribe to receive email and SMS updates.

To find out the relevant navigation authority for the waterway you are planning to visit please see the individual waterway pages.